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Fault Lines

by Nancy Huston

Category: Fiction / General
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Publication date: 1 July 2008
Number of pages: 320

This B-format paperback brings the story of one family through four generations, and the scars that mark their shared history, to its optimum audience. Winner of the Prix Femina 2006, it is reminiscent of Nicole Krauss' "The History of Love" in its scale and passion.Narrated by four children from different generations of the same family, "Fault Lines" is a tale of a present haunted by the past. Moving from California to New York, from Haifa to Toronto and Munich, its stories unwind back through the years until, reaching the Holocaust, the devastating secret at the heart of the family's history is finally revealed."Fault Lines" is a riveting and poignant novel in which love, music and faith rage against the spectre of evil. Domestic in focus, epic in scope, and with powerfully drawn characters, it is an irresistible showcase for Nancy Huston's talents.

What the papers say:
"* 'Spanning four generations, this ambitious, tightly crafted novel combines the psychological tension of a thriller with sweeping literary brilliance. It's a book that demands a comfortable sofa and a decent bar of chocolate. Savour it: you'll regret it if you don't.' - Sydney Morning Herald * 'Nancy Huston is a brilliant, lyrical, unforgettable writer.' - Janette Turner Hospital * 'Masterful; the language is direct and arresting; the story is engaging to the end. It's both a very human story and a novel of ideas, and it's challenging on both levels.' - Globe and Mail"

Author's Biography:
Nancy Huston was born in Calgary, Canada, in 1953 and studied in New England and New York. When she was twenty she went to Paris and decided to make it her home. Writing in both French and English, she translates her own work and is the author of numerous works of fiction and non-fiction, as well as plays, children's books and screenplays. Fault Lines, her eleventh novel, won France's prestigious Prix Femina in 2006.

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